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Today, the rise of tablets and apps is changing how we gather and consume content. A couple of apps have grabbed the headlines in recent months. Flipboard has closed over $60 million in funding and has a $200 million valuation. More recently, Zite was snapped up by CNN. Even Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is jumping on this bandwagon, based on reports of Google Propeller designed so Android and iOS users can curate content.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-09-23 10:58

News organizations whose mobile apps only provide users with their articles or videos are missing a big opportunity.

An application, by definition, should be applied to perform a task, to solve a problem. Most news doesn't do that.

Rather than just feed readers recent stories you wrote about their problems, apps can provide tools and data that enable users to actually solve their problems. When you solve problems, you get more loyal users and a chance to make more money. Here's how.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-09-23 10:50

Regional newspaper publishers are blithely shovelling their expensive content to mobile channels with no hint of a business model, according to new research.

Publications in 66 UK cities have mostly abandoned experiments with chargeable SMS delivery and have instead created free mobile websites.

But, out of the 23 papers with mobile sites, only three sell display advertising against their pages, according to a paper presented by researchers Francois Nel and Oscar Westlund to Cardiff University's Future Of Journalism conference.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-09-16 09:54

The magazine industry's current interest and investment in tablets beyond the iPad can be described as tentative at best.

It's not terribly surprising. Even by the most conservative of estimates, the iPad will make up the lion's share of worldwide tablet sales for the next three to four years. Nearly seven of every ten tablets in consumers' hands at year's end will be iPads, Gartner forecasts.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-29 09:53

On June 30th, the French consortium ePresse opened its digital kiosk. Six months of hard work for a very small team (the ePresse consortium is a three persons operation: a CTO, a marketing person, and a manager), and still a long way to go. ePresse brought up eight titles: five dailies (Le Figaro, Le Parisien and its national edition, Libération, the sports daily l'Equipe and the business paper Les Echos), and three newsweeklies (L'Express, Le Point, Le Nouvel Observateur).

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-13 09:26

The Wall Street Journal's iPhone app had just 2 stars in Apple's App Store at the time of this writing. Averaged across 68,418 consumer reviews, the rating is not just a reflection of a few irate users.

As a rough estimate, a 2-star average across 68,418 reviews means that 40,000 users gave the application a 1-star rating. Given the 90-9-1 rule for social design, most users never bother reviewing products, so 40,000 low scores represent at least half a million dissatisfied customers.

The WSJ is one of the world's most respected newspapers and has long been a digital pioneer. How can it produce a 2-star mobile app?

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-07 10:55

by George Brock

The Times reaches 100,000 digital subscribers and I'm still baffled by their online strategy. I ought to be better-placed than many to figure out what they're up to (declaration: I used to work there). But it's not easy.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-05 09:47

This report focuses on what has been learned so far about news consumption behaviors on Apple iPads from research conducted by the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), The Associated Press, Online Publishers Association and Google's AdMob subsidiary between July 2010 and June 2011. While competing devices are now making their way into the consumer marketplace, their numbers were insignificant compared to the iPad when this research was conducted.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-05 09:39

The New York Post hasn't made any real money in years. That's why it's an unlikely frontrunner in the publishing industry's uneasy turf war with Apple and the IPad. And even though it comes from a company that is spending tens of millions to invent a new news product for the IPad (News Corp's "The Daily"), the Post has fired the loudest and most effective shots for the newspaper industry directly at Apple's broadside.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-04 10:00

An insight into the work behind the scenes on The Telegraph's iPad app - moving from a free/insight gathering stage to paid.

Taken from Tim Rowell, Telegraph Director of Mobile Product Development's presentation, at the Media Briefing's Mobile Strategies event.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-04 09:33

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